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    So, somehow, this happened.

    .. I work at a convalescent home, and they needed someone to accompany the elder folk on their hospital visits. I volunteered, and as you'd have it, the van driver who transported us to the hospitals is sooo handsome. Not only that but he has the most likeable friendly...
    Somethinglikethat4 Somethinglikethat4
    18-21, F
    14 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    okay so most of you who know me well know I

    don't like to air too much of my personal life for the world to see. Well it is time I ask for help. Without sounding too much like a puss....................... How do you talk to somebody about their alcoholism. I come home every night to find my wife drinking. maybe not...
    Hikingguy Hikingguy
    46-50, M
    11 Responses Mar 9

    I have this female associate I have known her

    for a 2 years now we are really cool with each other we talk basically friends.....so I've known thus boy for a long time 3 years we've done everything in the book together we did not have sex but we did hook up tons of times. come to find out this is my associates ex boyfriend...
    longlostgirl longlostgirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29

    Hey everyone! I need some advice.

    So my entire family, including me, is moving to Arizona this summer. Currently, we are in the midwest. I am a college student in my 2nd soon to be 3rd year at University next fall (i'm 20 years old). So I will be a transfer student next fall. My younger sister will be starting...
    TheIvoryOwl TheIvoryOwl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 2

    Things I Would Tell My Younger Self The

    romance novels you read paint unrealistic expectations of relationships. Stop comparing yourself to other people, you are a swan in the making. Do not change yourself to satisfy the people in your life who do not appreciate you. It’s okay to say no. But don’t make...
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2015

    Seriously. Real talk.

    So I work with this guy. I like him a lot. We flirt back and forth. (I think he flirts back.) And I really really want to ask him out. But I'm not sure how to do it. We work together and I don't want it to be awkward if he says no. That's part of why I'm so scared to ask him. So...
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 17
    kristy99 kristy99
    22-25
    Mar 28

    I have a PlayStation 1

    and a PlayStation 2. However the PS2 won't play Ps1 games so I want both, otherwise I would of put the Ps1 away. Unfortunately I only have space for 1 so is it ok to put the ps1 on top of the ps2 or will it break it???
    alanthebee alanthebee
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Apr 3

    Imagine just having hope

    for everything and nothing ever changes.You just get more depressed and start wondering whats wrong.Thats me , in hope my ex will be with me again..its a constant battle in myself and i cant find peace. We talk almost everyday about our daughter..we video chat also and sometimes...
    kissmegoodnight101 kissmegoodnight101
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 7

    I especially need advice from military veterans.

    I took a pre-entry exam for the Army. I haven't told them about any of my medications yet. When my recruiter stepped out I turned my exam into another recruiter. He looked through it and saw that I said I take a medication. He asked me what it was for and I said it was to...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Mar 30

    I am a married 27-yo,

    been with my husband for 2 years now and prior to that 6 years of being bf-gf. Now, I feel so troubled... I started hating most of the things about him, from the way he speaks, the way he dresses, his ideas, and many other stuff. I tried every single way to love him the same...
    bearyhug bearyhug
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Apr 16

    Input Quickly Please

    I have received some disturbing text messages from an EP member. This person has also written a blog in the past few minutes saying "good bye" Do you fine EPers think I should start calling high schools in this persons home town and try to reach a GC to intervene...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal
    41-45, F
    16 Responses Dec 19, 2007

    The people in my school are terrible people.

    They act like their your friend over a text message and when you get to school they want nothing to do with you. They play with your emotions. They are bad examples. I have truly never met anyone like these people. I moved to the school two years ago. They don't let you be you...
    thatsme55 thatsme55
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    I have this boyfriend

    and he says he loves me a lot....and I think I love him too....but he never replies and I feel like he has someone els or maybe I'm in over my head but I honestly don't know!!! Like I really feel he has someone els....I need some advice can anyone give it to me?? If yes thank...
    Takenandinlove Takenandinlove
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 11

    Ok so I have no idea what I want to be

    when I grow up. I'm at the point I need to really make a decision. BS in Psyc. So I need grad school to do anything legit.... Grad school for what though!!!!! I got a bs in psy because I thought I wanted to be a speech pathologist to elementary school. Then I really thing the...
    buxomblonde buxomblonde
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    I was talking to this guy

    for a while, we would talk about a lot of stuff, including sex. He is in an unhappy marriage. Sometimes when we would talk about sex it would make him think just how unhappy he was in his marriage, which he would verbalize to me. I realized that even when he was getting what...
    MissCurly MissCurly
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Feb 18

    So in primary school I was friendless,

    awkward and well...awkward. I really wanted to fit in, but I was stubborn at the same time. I was wildly self-conscious. I embarrassed myself a lot, and i'm ashamed of some of the things that happened back then. Anyways, last friday I was at school ( i'm third year secondary...
    imme163 imme163
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 9

    I had a boyfriend. We broke up last January 13,

    2015. I haven't gotten over him but there's this guy I like. He's my childhood friend for 10 years. He's smart, funny, social and basically active. He's also chinese but half (i'm quarter). I confessed to him two weeks ago and he rejected me but we're good. Now, I see my ex...
    HeyGD HeyGD
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 14

    So .. An old male friend of mine contacted me

    out of the blue .. He told me that he was in a serious relationship .. And was expecting a child with the lady .. He also told me that she was away with her friends So asked me to go to his house for a catch up .. I of course went simply as a friend respecting that he was in...
    wehaveissues wehaveissues
    31-35, F
    53 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    I’ve dated this girl

    for nearly 4 months now, and things have progressed very fast between us right out of the gate. All in a good way of course, we have many things in common and see eye to eye on a lot of different topics, which has brought us very close in a short time. Except for when it comes...
    whatif1n whatif1n
    36-40, M
    Apr 3

    My face hurts due to sun burns.

    .. Ugh... Heeeeeeeelp.
    HeyGD HeyGD
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 11

    Last night my boyfriend got really drunk He

    kept saying to me that he is mean to me because he sees his friends being mean to their girlfriends and he kept repeating that he does it because he's insecure and he is afraid I'm gonna leave him He was saying a lot of things, like that he lies about things because he doesn't...
    Justventingg Justventingg
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Apr 1
    Shiawalker Shiawalker
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 2

    I don't want to go home.

    My girlfriend will be there and she'll want to talk and then Shell want me to do things with her and for her and listen to her and help her and feed her and fight with her and go places and be things for people with people. I just want silence and sleep. I love her completely...
    BoyRandom BoyRandom
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 4

    It Sucks When People Don't Comment

    When People write on ep "I need advice" a large number of people read these stories and don't comment or give adivice. Only by leaving a comment or advice are you able to help others. Don't be afraid to leave advice Remember you can give advice it doesn't mean they have...
    rickysworld rickysworld
    26-30, T
    27 Responses Mar 22, 2008

    Thinking of starting a YouTube channel,

    gonna be health and beauty based. Tutorials, tips etc. Any channel name suggestions please pm me! Thank you! <3
    EnchantedHopes EnchantedHopes
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 29

    Hey y'all here's my story.

    My boyfriend of about 5 months was married before and got divorced about a year ago. He is the sweetest guy and he just recently broke that wall he had up and told me how much I mean to him. I wasn't expecting it, but was beyond happy he finally expressed his feelings towards me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    If someone could just read this

    and give me their opinion, that would be great. I am a freshman in high school (after summer break I'll be a sophomore). In 8th grade I was put into school and pulled out three months later. This is because I was a homeschooled student and I could not handle the public school...
    HemophobicDaisy HemophobicDaisy
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 4
    speedskull speedskull
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 5
    miki1790 miki1790
    18-21, F
    Mar 28

    I need to talk to someone

    that can be honest and tell me their opinion on a thing I did
    Kaitlyn0804 Kaitlyn0804
    16-17, F
    27 Responses May 16, 2015

    Yesterday I wrote an'experience'

    and I got a lot of feedback which I am grateful for the good and the bad opinions that people expressed .. Can I just say when I took evidence of my husband I did not do this maliciously or to seek 'revenge' I am a very calm person. I didn't go to great measures just to get...
    wehaveissues wehaveissues
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    Okay let me start with I am a Christian.

    I am practicing abstinence and haven't had sex at all. Thus as a human I get really horny don't we all. Anyways I don't ********** on a regular basis but if I had to say probably once or twice a month. I don't want to ********** at all I feel really dirty and guilty afterwards...
    niasmith niasmith
    18-21, F
    Apr 3

    Don't be slutty. Be classy.

    CLASSY= Class with ***
    Mesmicdoll Mesmicdoll
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015
    FadeyAna FadeyAna
    13-15, F
    Apr 8

    I need all the adult advice I can get.

    How does a teenager who has life easy. Simple easy life, but lazy. A teenager who has a bold good heart and a good mind. Who loves helping people. Who enjoys art and creativity and seeing others doing good. Everyone has their bad side but this one doesn't do anything wrong to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    13 Responses Apr 15

    i fear that i may have a mental disorder.

    i used to be really happy and extremely creative as a child, but now i'm always either really sad or depressed even though i try to hide it. and i'm not really creative anymore either, i've become really dull. i remember about 5 years ago, my mom and i was in my room and she...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Oct 3, 2015

    I'm feeling artsy today.

    What do you think?
    halfpace halfpace
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 13, 2014

    I was giving $330 for my birthday,

    but I don't know what to spend it on, I like video games, and yugioh, I was thinking of getting a Xbox one, but I don't know
    vicedragon2 vicedragon2
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 5

    so today mom and me decided it would be a fun

    idea to sneak in my brother's room and check around on his computer, since he left it on. and one of the tabs open was facebook!!! turns out he has a profile there...... mom doesn't allow any of us to even have a facebook. and being good, i'm stupid enough to live a boring life...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42
    18-21, F
    21 Responses Feb 2

    I am seeing someone and have been

    for two months which may not seem like much, but it feels like a lot longer. At first he acted as though he only wanted sex. Then he found out I'm waiting until marriage. I get the sense and have got the sense that he sees me as an innocent fragile thing that he doesn't want to...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    Apr 17

    There is a man that sits outside the same store,

    wearing the same clothes, in his wheelchair everyday. I think he's homeless and I've prepared a bag with things he may need like food, water, sleeping bag, etc. the issue is what if I try and give it to him and he isn't homeless? Should I try anyway? I don't want to offend him...
    BastilleBlue BastilleBlue
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    I hate when people give me cliche advice like

    "never give up", well no **** lol
    MariexOkay MariexOkay
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2015
    choppers2244 choppers2244
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 18

    Okay, my mom is strongly considering putting my

    9 almost 10 year old brother on adhd medication (vyvance) I am 20 and currently on this medication and have been for the last year and a half. I take this medication only when I am at work, and I have been on and off different adhd medicine since I was 14. I strongly disagree...
    haileyx3 haileyx3
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 17

    Basically, I've been invited to a fancy dress

    party next Saturday night & the theme is schoolgirl so I've narrowed it down to four different outfits. I've no idea which to get so I need to know your opinions & I'm not interested in any of the "you're only 15" or "you shouldn't be doing that stuff".1. 2. 3. 4...
    AllyXO AllyXO
    16-17, F
    23 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    Male or female willing to listen to my situation

    and give me an honest opinion without judging me, in box me. I prefer those in my age group or a bit older. Please and thank you.
    lovesthenightsky lovesthenightsky
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 31

    It'S Not Easy To Move On

    When i was younger 17/18 i had a boyfriend that i gave up everything for, my job, friends and family i moved away to be with him, and it was a huge mistake. He became abusive very quickly and every time i forgave him. i soon realized what i was putting myself through as long as i...
    Maz100 Maz100
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2013

    Ok, so I'm asking this here

    so I won't seem paranoid/idiotic in front of my peers, because this might just be me overthinking and making this out to be much worse than it is. So, for a long time I've had this problem where if I were to put it metaphorically (and hopefully not a too dumb way), it's like...
    eminencee eminencee
    16-17, F
    Apr 19

    I haven't felt hungry

    for almost a week now. I try to eat during meals but I only take spoonfuls. My sleep is messed up. I always feel cold especially my hands. I feel jumpy whenever I'm outside. I can't focus in class, it's like I'm too lazy to listen and process what the professor's been saying. I...
    GummiBr GummiBr
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 15

    My friends think this guy likes me cause he

    always looks at me, comes up to talk to me and only me, and is constantly touching me. Thing is, he has told me who he likes. So, I'm kinda confused. I'm pretty sure he only sees me as a really good friend. What do you think?
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    7 Responses Oct 6, 2015

    I told my crush I like him,

    IN ******* PERSON. I tapped him on the shoulder "fadol can I tell you something?" "Yeah sure" we moved to the Side and I told him after like 10 secs of silence. "I kinda like you " he smiled. "Are you the one whose been kiking me?" "No that was one of my best friends", he was...
    kidLeftInTheDark kidLeftInTheDark
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    We have our kids , we try to keep our family

    together and if not then the peace. I will admit I do love my daughters father ,he doesn't see a future with me so he dumped me.I think its been hard to move on as he tells me...since he has... Its an argument because since he left me I was in a bad place and he helped me but...
    Redmoin1994 Redmoin1994
    22-25, F
    Mar 29

    Do you think it's 'sad'

    that I give up my spare time to volunteer at a holiday centre for people with physical and mental disabilities. Some of my friends say it means I have no life because I have nothing better to do than volunteer there. But to be honest, I think that it's what life is all about...
    jessie123h jessie123h
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 1, 2015

    Right so my ex husband

    as been cheating on his new women by coming back to my house telling me it's 'our secret' ... We have been sleeping together as he says we have an amazing connection which is true .. But little does he know that every time he turned up at my house I took pictures of him entering...
    wehaveissues wehaveissues
    31-35, F
    49 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    "Suicide can be a supreme act of self-control:

    the pain and finality of death is exchanged for the longer-term good of others. Or it can be a supreme failure of self-control: escape overwhelming immediate pain, but miss out on all sorts of delayed reasons to live." I found this in a book and highlighted it, took a picture...
    GummiBr GummiBr
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 20

    I wanna try smoking but i don't want to get

    addicted to it just like doing it couple of times .. I need a serious advice about that. Some of my friends told me yeah try it why not and others said no. But i want a serious answer like with a justification :)
    cutiepie220 cutiepie220
    16-17, F
    24 Responses Mar 20
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